My penultimate set of photos of bridges before the finale in London. Notice the two nods to Italy and a Latin word origin – ‘finale’ and ‘penultimate’ (my Latin teacher should be proud that I remembered ‘paene’ (almost) and ‘ultimo’ (the last). So, bragging done, we’re off to Venice, or my wife and I were in 2009. I used a point and shoot camera for these bridge shots – even if the quality of the photos may be questionable, I’m not sure that it’s possible to take a bad photo in Venice.
The bridges may be small, but they’re really cute.
The Bridge of Sighs near the Doge’s Palace – for taking prisoners from the Interrogation rooms of the palace to their punishment. On their way they could sigh as they took a last look from this bridge over the Rio del Palazzo.
The tiny bridge seen above, beyond the gondola, is the first of a few that I show here of Venetian canal bridges without further words. I hope that the pictures will suffice.
So, there we are, sighing over our memories of La Serenissima.
I couldn’t leave Venice without including today’s featured shot of the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. My wife and I stayed in a tiny hotel a mere stone’s throw away from the bridge. All of the photos were ones I took with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FX-50 compact camera. If you’re really interested the EXIF data were 1/800 secs @ f/2.8 and 4.6 mm. The ISO was 100, but, when I took the photos, all that information would have been meaningless.